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    Which one is correct?

    The teachers will visit the students' homes

    If I insert each in the sentence, does home need to be in plural?
    The teachers will visit each of the student's homes
    The teachers will visit each of the student's home

    The teachers will visit each student's home
    The teachers will visit each student's homes

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    The teachers will visit each of the student's home

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    Re: visit student

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Which one is correct?

    The teachers will visit the students' homes

    If I insert each in the sentence, does home need to be in plural?

    The teachers will visit each of the student's homes Incorrect - means one student has more than one home; move the apostrophe - "each of the students' homes" and it will be correct.
    The teachers will visit each of the student's home Incorrect

    The teachers will visit each student's home Correct
    The teachers will visit each student's homes Incorrect - says each student has more than one home.
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    Re: visit student

    Hi Anglika!

    How do we put an apostrophe in words ending in "ch" as "church" and "Branch"(name).

    Is this right? This is the church's property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Hi Anglika!

    How do we put an apostrophe in words ending in "ch" as "church" and "Branch"(name).

    Is this right? This is the church's property.

    There seems to be a big difference in how this is done on either side of the Atlantic.

    As I understand things, North Americans might say "Church's".

    We Brits might (if we were being formal) say "This is Church property". It's a bit confused, though, because in the context of possessives, the word "Church" is likely to be a proper noun, hence "Church" rather than "church".

    The British term "Church's" tends to refer to a particular brand name of shoes!

    Mark

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    Re: visit student

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Hi Anglika!

    How do we put an apostrophe in words ending in "ch" as "church" and "Branch"(name).

    Is this right? This is the church's property.
    Absolutely right. And "The church's door is always open".

    Also:

    This branch's opening hours are from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

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    will it be pronounced /church əs/ ?

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